[Foundation-l] What's wrong with CC-BY-SA?

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Dec 2 14:26:55 UTC 2007

On Dec 1, 2007 7:34 PM, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 02/12/2007, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
> > The clauses are highly similar in nature. And they are ambiguous; it
> > is not clear whether a photograph in an article is "separate and
> > independent" from the article text. Again, a license that establishes
> > clarity on this is needed; it doesn't help us to argue that the GFDL
> > _is_ clear on this (it isn't, and our practice contradicts your
> > interpretation), and it doesn't help us to attack Creative Commons
> > because their interpretation of similar language is different from the
> > FSF's.
> The problem is that that is the interpretation of the people who have
> the power to change the license.

What if that power is removed?  What if a clause is put in the GFDL
that the work can only be relicensed under a version approved by the
FSF (and "or later" is taken out of that version)?

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